During an interview on Sirius XM’s Radio Andy program, Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman revealed that time travel will be involved in the character’s return in Deadpool 3.
Jackman stated that time travel makes Wolverine’s appearance in the sequel possible without having to “screw with the Logan timeline,” which was important to both Jackman and the fanbase.
“And then we made Logan, and I was super happy with it,” Jackman said. “But all because of this device they have in the Marvel world of moving around timelines, now we can go back, because … it’s science. And so I don’t have to screw with the Logan timeline, which was important to me, and I think probably to the fans too.”
Deadpool 3 is being written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick from a previous draft by Bob’s Burgers duo Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige previously assured fans that it will remain an R-rated film — just like the first two movies, which would make it the studio’s first movie with said mature rating.
It will serve as the first movie in the Deadpool film series to be released following Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox. The film is currently scheduled to release on November 8, 2024.
The first two Deadpool films are both box-office successes, as they earned a combined worldwide gross of over $1.5 billion. They were both written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, with the first one directed by Tim Miller and Deadpool 2 directed by David Leitch.